Cosmopolitanism In The Age Of Globalization

Author: Lee Trepanier
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813140226
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Thanks to advances in international communication and travel, it has never been easier to connect with the rest of the world. As philosophers debate the consequences of globalization, cosmopolitanism promises to create a stronger global community. Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Globalization examines this philosophy from numerous perspectives to offer a comprehensive evaluation of its theory and practice. Bringing together the works of political scientists, philosophers, historians, and economists, the work applies an interdisciplinary approach to the study of cosmopolitanism that illuminates its long and varied history. This diverse framework provides a thoughtful analysis of the claims of cosmopolitanism and introduces many overlooked theorists and ideas. This volume is a timely addition to sociopolitical theory, exploring the philosophical consequences of cosmopolitanism in today's global interactions.

Six Lines Of Flight

Author: Apsara DiQuinzio
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The art world is no longer defined by the activity of traditional art centres such as New York, Berlin, Beijing, or London, but is instead shaped by many cities, small and large. This book explores the hybrid nature of today's international artistic landscape by introducing readers to the art scenes in six featured cities.

The Cosmopolitan State

Author: H Patrick Glenn
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019150498X
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For more than two centuries the idea of the nation-state has been widespread. The expression is now widely used and is even to be unavoidable. The 'nation-state' implies that the population of a state should be homogenous in terms of language, religion, and ethnicity; the nation and the state should coincide. However history demonstrates that there never has been, and there never will be, a nation-state. Human diversity is manifest in states of all sizes, locations, and origins. This wide-ranging book argues that there should be no regret in the recognition of this empirical reality, since the notion of a nation-state has been the justification for some of the worst atrocities in human history. Since the nation-state is impossible, all states are cosmopolitan in character. They are cosmopolitan regardless of the language of their constitutions or official teaching and regardless of the extent to which they officially recognize their own diversity. The most successful states are those which are most successful in their own forms of cosmopolitanism. Cosmopolitan ways are infinitely varied, however, and must be sought in the intricate workings of individual states. The cosmopolitan character of states is necessarily reflected in their law. The main instruments of legal cosmopolitanism have been those of common laws, constitutionalism, and what is best described as institutional cosmopolitanism. The relative importance of these legal instruments has changed over time but all three have been constantly operative, even in times of attempted national and territorial closure. All three remain present in the contemporary cosmopolitan state, understood in terms of cosmopolitan citizens, cosmopolitan sources and cosmopolitan thought. The cosmopolitan state is, moreover, the only appropriate conceptualization of the state in a time of globalization. This book outlines the subtlety of the law of cosmopolitan states, law which has survived through periods of nationalism and which provides the working methods for the reconciliation of diverse populations. Combining law, history, political science, political philosophy, international relations, and the new logics, it demonstrates that the idea of the nation-state has failed and should yield to an understanding of the state as necessarily cosmopolitan in character. This will be invaluable reading to all those interested in constitutional law, international law, and political theory.

The Return Of Cosmopolitan Capital

Author: Nigel Harris
Editor: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857716360
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Twentieth-century history was dominated by the State - nationalism, national economies, national wars. Professor Nigel Harris argues that such a global structure is unthinkable in the twenty-first century. Why? As the world opens up through structural adjustment to a single global economy, and barriers between countries crumble, so the powers of nations, nationalisms and the State have begun to dissolve. Perhaps nowhere is this more potent than in the world of economics. Cities, not states, are the treasuries of the western world. They are bound neither by allegiances, nor, for the most part, by geography. They are, in this sense, exemplars of that most publicised but least understood of issues: globalization. Harris seeks to understand the vital relationship between our emerging world economy and our emerging political institutions. In part, here is a history of the play-off between capital, the individual and the State in the modern age, but it is also, and more importantly, a detailed analysis of the factors that dictate the current trend towards globalization, as well as the directions and effects that this process will have on our world. Harris argues that the notion of national capital, so important in the mid and later 20th Century, is becoming redundant as cities and their citizens, increasingly unaffected by borders and national boundaries, take centre stage in the economic world. Harris deconstructs this phenomenon, carefully explaining its development, and the direction it is taking. He argues for the immense benefits it could, and should have not just for western wealth, but for economics worldwide, for international communication, and for global democracy. "This is a very good book. It is innovative, it argues an original thesis and it is well-written. Nigel Harris is always innovative and provocative - this book keeps up to his high standards." Professor Lord Desai, London School of Economics.

Democracy In An Age Of Globalisation

Author: Otfried Höffe
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402056621
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In this book, the author develops a comprehensive analysis of the demands which the process of globalization exerts on the political organisations of humanity. The author starts from a diagnosis of the process of globalisation. The question central to the book can be formulated as follows: "How can the social, moral and legal achievements of the nation-state be retained while its structure is reshaped to satisfy the requirements of a globalised world?"

East European Diasporas Migration And Cosmopolitanism

Author: Ulrike Ziemer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415517028
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Following the demise of the USSR in 1991, and the ensuing collapse of communist regimes in Eastern Europe, widespread population movements took place across Central and Eastern Europe. Whole nations disappeared and (re)-emerged and diasporic transnational ties and belonging have experienced a revival. This book explores some of the many different facets of diasporic life and migration across Central and Eastern Europe by specifically employing the concept of cosmopolitanism. It examines aspects of migrants' everyday lives and identities, considers some of the difficulties faced by migrant minorities in being accepted and integrated in the host societies, but also examines questions of citizenship and diasporic politics.

Citizenship In A Global Age

Author: Delanty, Gerard
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335204899
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This book provides a comprehensive and concise overview of the main debates on citizenship and the implications of globalization. It argues that citizenship is no longer defined by nationality and the nation state, but has become de-territorialized and fragmented into the separate discourses of rights, participation, responsibility and identity.

Democracy As Human Rights

Author: Michael Goodhart
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135431957
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Is global democracy possible? The most prominent institutional manifestations of this concept-the UN, WTO, IMF and World Bank-have been skewered as cloistered anti-democratic institutions by anti-globalization activists. Meanwhile, proponents of globalization advocate reforming these institutions to make them more transparent. Michael Goodhart argues that both views fail to recognize the complex link between modern democracy and the sovereign state and the degree to which globalization challenges the modern conceptualization of democracy. Original and historically informed, Democracy as Human Rights provides a carefully argued theory of democracy in which traditional representative government is supported by global institutions designed to guarantee fundamental human rights.

Constructing Human Rights In The Age Of Globalization

Author: Mahmood Monshipouri
Editor: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765611376
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Both human rights and globalization are powerful ideas and processes, capable of transforming the world in profound ways. Notwithstanding their universal claims, however, the processes are constructed, and they draw their power from the specific cultural and political contexts in which they are constructed. Far from bringing about a harmonious cosmopolitan order, they have stimulated conflict and opposition. In the context of globalization, as the idea of human rights has become universal, its meaning has become one more terrain of struggle among groups with their own interests and goals. Part I of this volume looks at political and cultural struggles to control the human rights regime -- that is, the power to construct the universal claims that will prevail in a territory -- with respect to property, the state, the environment, and women. Part II examines the dynamics and counterdynamics of transnational networks in their interactions with local actors in Iran, China, and Hong Kong. Part III looks at the prospects for fruitful human rights dialogue between "competing universalisms" that by definition are intolerant of contradiction and averse to compromise. Selected Contents: Introduction: Observing Human Rights in the Age of GlobalizationPart I. The Struggle to Control the Human Rights RegimePart II. The Dynamics and Counterdynamics of GlobalizationPart III. Setting the Terms of Debate: Pursuing Global Consensus

Globalization And Citizenship

Author: Hans Schattle
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742568466
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Explores the complex relationship between globalization and citizenship, discussing the current worldwide campaigns for civil rights and democracy in the digital media age in light of tightening governmental controls on citizenship and border access.